The major drugs manufacturing companies operating in Sikkim are sealed after the detection of Covid-19 cases in these manufacturing pharmaceutical companies since last 15 days. Sikkim 52 Pharmaceutical Units of leading drugs manufacturing companies like Sun Pharma, Torent, Zydus Welness, Mankind Pharma and Golden Cross were declared containment zone and sealed its operating units in view of spreading the deadly virus by the District Administration.
During the first three months lockdown period, pharmaceutical companies and units operating in Sikkim had played vital role and supplied 60% of its required drugs and medicals across the country and globe. However, during the end of June, Sikkim have not reported single case of CoronaVirus and these 52 Units of different Pharma Companies were in full swing in its production and manufacturing the drugs.
At present, Cipla, Macleods, torrent, Intas, and Lupin are manufacturing in low capacity as both the Units of Sun Pharma have been sealed after its employees have been tested positive. At present, more than 650 cases have been reported till today of which 231 have been discharged from the hospital after recovery and only single case of fatality is reported and more than 17, 500 have been tested.
Report by Prakash, Special Correspondent Sikkim